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Education Virtual Events and Conferences Worth Attending

Find opportunities to engage in DIY PD, connect, and stay up-to-date about new ideas in education through webinars, unconferences, and conferences. Check back weekly for updates!
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Featured Event

Bias and Bullying in U.S. Schools: New Research on Progress and Challenges

In this free, live webinar, GLSEN Research will share findings from their latest research report, From Teasing to Torment: School Climate Revisited, A Survey of U.S. Secondary School Students and Teachers. Comparing the findings to a similar survey they conducted in 2005, the hosts will discuss progress made over the past ten years, remaining challenges, as well as recommendations and strategies to improve school climate for all students.

This webinar begins on October 4, 2016 at 12:00 p.m. PST / 3:00 p.m. EST. 

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6 Great Free Webinars to Catch This Month and Next

  1. Leading a Literacy Culture | ASCD | September 27, 2016
  2. Professional Learning in the Middle Grades: A Diet that Works! | Association for Middle Level Education | September 28, 2016
  3. A Reflection on the Field of K-12 Competency-Based Education and Emerging Issues | iNACOL | September 29, 2016
  4. Bias and Bullying in U.S. Schools: New Research on Progress and Challenges | GLSEN | October 4, 2016
  5. What’s the Fuss All About? Bringing Social Media Into the Classroom | edWeb | October 5, 2016
  6. Fostering Understanding, Empathy, and Dialogue in Our Students | edWeb | October 10, 2016

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Upcoming Unconferences

Participate in free, participant-driven professional development for educators by attending an edcamp in your local area. You'll find a list of upcoming events below. Interested in organizing an edcamp? Check out Edutopia's big list of resources for edcamp organizers. The full list of upcoming edcamp events is maintained on the Edcamp Foundation website.

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2016 and 2017 Conferences

Digital Media and Learning Conference
October 5 to October 7, 2016 | Irvine, California

Annual Conference for Middle Level Education
October 9 to October 12, 2016 | Austin, Texas

2016 National Forum on Character Education
October 14 to October 15, 2016 | Washington, D.C.

FabLearn Conference
October 14 to October 16, 2016 | Stanford, California

2016 Schools of the Future Conference
October 20 to October 21, 2016 | Honolulu, Hawaii

Summer Changes Everything: National Conference on Summer Learning
October 24 to October 26, 2016 | Seattle, Washington

iNACOL: Blended and Online Learning Symposium
October 25 to October 28, 2016 | San Antonio, Texas

ASCD Conference on Educational Leadership
November 4 to November 6, 2016 | National Harbor, Maryland

Global Education Conference
November 13 to November 16, 2016 | Online

Engaged, Empowered Minds (Learning and the Brain)
November 17 to November 19, 2016 | Boston, Massachusetts

Big Ideas Fest
December 4 to December 7, 2016 | San Jose, California

ASCD 2016 Global Institute: Ensuring Educational Equity for Each Child
December 12 to December 14, 2016 | Waikoloa, Hawaii

Future of Education Technology Conference
January 24 to January 27, 2017 | Orlando, Florida

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Looking for funding? There are a number of grants that support the growth and professional development of educators. Check out Edutopia's grants, contests, and resources page to learn more about potential opportunities, and find more ways to further your own PD on Edutopia's resources page for DIY Professional Development.

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Tangela Woodley's picture
Tangela Woodley
We help schools and universities become incubators for innovation. Our partners range from K12 districts to Big Ten universities to the United Nations

Creative Change will be doing a webinar in partnership with AASHE! Susan Santone will provide a framework for faculty leaders of all disciplines who wish to revise existing courses or develop campus-wide curriculum change programs for their schools. This amazing webinar will take place on April 8, 2015 from 3:00-4:30PM. It is called Strategies for Redesigning your Course to Integrate Sustainability. Find more information here.

Jayne Miller's picture
Jayne Miller
Blogger, Chalkup

Fantastic stuff - Chalkup has three free webinars on the horizon:

We're covering digital assignments and grading workflows, crafting more collaborative online discussions, and Chalkup + Google Apps for Edu. Really looking forward to it!

Kristin's picture

Consider joining us in South Dakota for the 1st annual "EdTechTeam
South Dakota Summit Featuring Google for Education" --- June 26-27, 2015 --- all sessions are led by Google Certified Educators/Trainers and all sessions are Google-apps realated.

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Billy Krakower
​Billy Krakower is the Computer Technology Instructor and Gifted & Talented Teacher for grades three and four at Beatrice Gilmore Elementary School in the Woodland Park Public School District.

Friday June 26th - Tomorrow's Classroom Today Conference!!

Evolving Educators LLC is excited to announce that the Tomorrow's Classrooms Today Conference will be coming to Roman Catholic High School in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania on Friday, June 26. The Founding Partners at Evolving Educators LLC (Brad Currie, Billy Krakower, and Scott Rocco) have worked incredibly hard behind the scenes to make this dream become reality. Attending this educational event makes tremendous sense. Why? Simply put, the innovative sessions will push all attendees to find new ways to make their schools and classrooms conducive to the mantra "what's best for kids." As an added bonus #TCT15 takes place the day before ISTE 2015. Roman Catholic High School is literally a 10 minute walk from the Philadelphia Convention Center. So, as you are making plans for your trip to the City of Brotherly Love, strongly consider starting the experience on 6.26.15.

There will be over 40 presenters from all parts of the country and world. Some of the session topics will focus on such innovations as Gamification, Google Classroom, Blogging, Digital Reading and Writing, Augmented Reality, Coding, and a Makerspace. Jerry Blumengarten will be the featured speakers for the day. Use the discount code "Satchat" to save $20.00 off of registration. Visit for more information.

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Jaclyn Bell
Digital Media Instructor & Research Associate

Coaching Digital Learning Learning: Cultivating a Culture of Change, MOOC-ED begins September 28th. Register @

This is a FREE six-week course especially designed to support instructional technology coaches, technology integration specialists, media specialist, or anyone who guides the integration of digital learning to directly enhance and support student learning.

You will deepen your understanding of what it takes to coach educators to integrate technology effectively; explore relevant frameworks, strategies, tools, and resources; and develop and share an Instructional Technology Coaching Action Plan to support their school or district's digital learning culture.

Register @

elenimi's picture

TODAY, Oct. 19th at 4pm EST: Webinar on "Information Literacy Across the Curriculum" with Kathy Schrock, John Blaser and Eleni Miltsakaki. PD certificates for participants. Register here:


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